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Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Physical Therapy and Massage, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead
Introduction
A brief History of Massage
Current practice

Anatomy and Physiology
, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead
Introduction
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Fascia
Nervous System
Other Systems
Comparative Human and Canine Anatomy

How a Dog Moves
, Julia Robertson
Introduction
Muscle placement and action
Initiation of movement
Development of the puppy

Exercise and Activity Preparation, Julia Robertson and Meg Robertson
Exercise and Conditioning
Performance Areas and Their Stresses
Warming Up and Warming Down
Warm-Up and Warm-Down for the Handler

Rehabilitation Techniques,
Julia Robertson
Introduction
Exercising
Passive movement
Hydrotherapy

Massage in Physical Therapy, Julia Robertson
Introduction to Massage
Massage Methodology
Massage Application
Massage Techniques
Assessment of the Dog
Treatment
Contraindications for Canine Massage

Common Diseases and Pathologies,
Andy Mead and Julia Robertson

Investigation of Canine Lameness
Common Joint Diseases Causing Lameness
Disorders of Muscles and Tendons
Neoplasia
Spinal Disease
Peripheral Neurological Disease
Glossary of Terms
Further Reading
Appendix - The Muscles of the Dog - Their Placement and Actions
Index

About the Author

Galen Therapy Centre, Coolham, West Sussex, UK

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"The seven chapters are supported with nicely presented coloured photographs, images and diagrams .. . This is certainly a book that anyone interested in an introduction to physical therapy and massage for the dog will enjoy."
-Veterinary Record

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